Contextual Resources

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A work book style resource to support the development of Functional Skills English for Construction students (also specific activities for Painting & Decorating and Plastering students).
Editor’s note
Includes reading comprehension, planning leaflets, summarising key points, and report writing. With curriculum mapping (and very useful writing frames for lower level students).

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY
Health and safety
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

A Bonfire Night themed resource covering some aspects of literacy and numeracy.
The resource contains a basic reading comprehension about the History of Bonfire Night. This is followed by a numeracy activity where students have to buy fireworks for a display with a budget of £300. The final activity is a writing task and learners have to create a poster advertising the event.

I created this for an ILS (independent life skills) class but it could be used with Entry Functional Skills learners too.

Level
E3
E2
E1
English
Functional English - writing
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English reading
Maths
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Independent living
History

This resource arose from a conversation with a learner who had lost their debit card a number of times in the cash machine because they couldn’t read the screen fast enough.

I used it by discussing each of the screens with learners and then having them work through the reading text and the accompanying exercises. Even better, if you have access to the internet, you can show different images of ATM screens and discuss them.

Level
E3
E2
E1
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
Context
Independent living
Business & Money management

Everything you need for embedding literacy / Functional English into a teaching session that looks at drugs.

Learners explore the types types of drugs and also some of the origins of the problem. It covers types of text and some reading and spelling, including segmenting. There is also a ‘DARTs’ type exercise that explores how to treat a person who may become ill, instructions to re-order, and posters to laminate and discuss.

Some of the posters are quite powerful and may require discretion with their use, but are good illustrations of this type of text.

Level
E2
E3
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
Context
Independent living
Health, Social care, Early years

Lovely vocational workbook that is also ideal for embedding Entry Level Functional English reading. Covers the five main food groups with comprehension questions on each page. Plus a final food sorting / (optional) alphabetical order activity to check learning. Fully mapped to E2-E3 English with detailed tips and ideas for embedding the E2-E3 reading Skill Standards.

Level
E3
E2
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English reading
Context
Independent living
Health, Social care, Early years
Catering Food Nutrition

Cloze exercise. A great way of improving reading and grammar skills alongside vocational knowledge.

Level
E3
L1
English
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Rt/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

A great way of improving reading skills whilst learning important health and safety information. With a useful reading tips handout.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E3.6
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.8
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L2.7
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Two cloze exercises. A great way of improving reading and grammar skills alongside vocational knowledge.

Level
E3
L1
English
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Rt/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Problem Page is a great way to encourage paired reading, writing and discussion skills. Students discuss a typical problem from a tabloid newspaper page and then, in pairs, work on different problems and how they would solve them. For Entry 3, L1/2 ESOL and Literacy.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/L2.1
Engage in Discussion
Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
Independent living